Genesis Gate There is a place beyond your senses. A place that only your mind can grasp, yet even then it is merely conceptually. The scope is beyond any one person’s ken. Nevertheless, it is there. Beyond the Earth, beyond the solar system, beyond the Milky Way galaxy. Further and further we go now. Our very universe eventually has its borders and here too, this mysterious and elusive locale surpasses. Onward we go now to our very own, theorized now cemented, multiverse. Parallel worlds, alternate histories, it all is contained within this realm of infinite expansion. Here, too, our destination stretches beyond. But what could possibly lay past such limits? What could exist? A phenomena of wonder. This, by now, is a certainty. A floating fortress of a castle…nay, a whole teeming city. In a realm-like place that seemed much like outer space. (Not exact, but rough approximate. Consider all of the architecture on one single island, floating in an area that looks like the next picture) To say it was not truly space as we know it however, would be quite glaringly indisputable. It seemed to hover just beyond the edges of a swirling white mass that looked quite like any gaseous nebula. Whatever it may be in truth, one could only hypothesize. And within this strange, fascinating city? The answers. At least of the immediate variety. Wandering its paths and hanging about its buildings were those you could possibly recognize. Those of any potential story you have ever heard, seen, or imagined within any medium possible. Any book you may have read, any movie or show you may have watched, any game you may have played. As long as there was some kind of story inherent, you may find some of its characters in attendance. You see, you reside now in the Omniverse. The very Realm of Everything. What is the story of this alluring city and its amazing hosts? Well, you will find out quite soon on your own. But I can tell you this, dear wanderer. The Omniverse is in trouble. And why not? This too is but a story I suppose, so there must be some form of conflict, correct? Of course. And yet, while it is in trouble, something has happened to keep all those with heroic hearts, minds, and auras trapped in their own respective universes, unknowing of the greatest threat beyond. So it is left, quite ironically, to those of darker persuasions to step up beyond the threshold of their own realms and congregate here. To take charge. But even they cannot do this task, fight the greater evil, alone. They need help. They need you. And quite frankly, you’re not up to the task. Not yet. You’re going to need training. From them. From the best. Your story, everyone’s story, begins now as you step through what is called: ‘The Genesis Gate.’ Good luck, wanderer. Hero. Villain. Whichever epithet pleases you. You’re going to need it. **** So, now you have some starting information, with more to come as you progress through all the various universes in existence. What kind of people will you meet? How did this whole place come about? What more will you see? And just where are you coming from in the first place? You’ll have to dive in and find out! But know, as stated, that it is mainly villains or some anti-hero types that are in charge; so I’d listen to orders for now and watch your step. They have a threat to fight….and more than likely their own personal agendas to wage on each other behind the scenes. Perhaps, one day, you can earn enough trust to become privy to this. You shall receive training from very iconic characters across various media and interact with more and it all depends on your class that will be determined early on. But here’s a rundown for you, to whet your appetite: Swordsman Assassin Gunslinger Archer Wizard Necromancer Shapeshifter Warrior (Martial Artists and Ki-channeling types) Manipulator (They who specialize in doing what their title implies) Destroyer (Powerful berserking melee fighters) Tactician (More for the battle oriented intellects) Mystic (Elementally focused mage types) Wraith (an arcane or mystical empowered fighter) Warlock (curse specialists, demonologists, blood mage types) Pilot Psion (the powerful psychics in residence) Cyborg (or any other tech based individual…robots and droids fall here as an example) Primal (beast tamer types or even those of were-like persuasions) Plenty of choices, to be sure. We look forward to seeing which you end up choosing. Furthermore, there will be a level progression from 0-100, where your stats will be handled by me. Speaking of which, these are the ones used: Stats Strength: Physical strength. Dexterity: Ability to handle objects with skill. Agility: Speed and ability to maneuver. Constitution: Health and endurance. Intelligence: Mental acumen. Wisdom: Perception and Magical stamina. Will: Mental fortitude and personal drive. Do not worry if you are not into stat management. I will mainly be handling them behind the scenes! Feel free to write and role-play freely as usual, but I will be paying special attention to how you handle your characters. As they level up, I will put stats of a numerical value into where you seem to be putting emphasis on them. I shall PM you with your progression just you know and let you decide a few points yourself every level up, should you choose. Otherwise, you don’t have to worry about this at all, it is just there as a good reference and will help me decide how well you do in certain situations or against the various foes you will go against, as well as against other players should situations arise that lead to it. Sparring being most likely. Furthermore, there is another mechanic at play here (though again, I’ll mostly be handling the numbers, worry not!). Items. Gear. To give it a little bit of a video game feel, just a nod to the genre. There are Gear ‘Slots’ which I will keep track of for everyone. The equipment and weapons you wear on your: Head, Neck, Shoulders, Back (usually cloaks, jackets, etc.), Chest, Hands, Legs, Feet, and up to 2 Rings (magic is a thing). This also includes 2 slots that can be used in any combination of weapon, shield, or 2-handed weapon. I will also be determining their quality using the well known color system (with a few colors added), which I will go into detail about after the game has started. Again, it sounds more complicated than it will actually be, I promise. Hey, some of us like to accessorize, okay? Over time, I hope you will get to truly feel your characters grow and gain power as the story unfolds and maybe, just maybe, genuinely bond with the “Big Names” that lead the group that have named this new faction after the proverbial gate you have passed through. Genesis Gate. **** Character Sheet Picture: [If you use one] Name: Race: [So long as it is humanoid…anything goes. From any franchise.] Gender: Age: Hair Color: Eye Color: Height & Build: Other Physical Attributes: [If applicable] Magic Sensitivity: [Yes or No?] No need for Bios…why? You’ll soon learn. **** The Rules 1) PM All Sheets For Approval! 2) No God-Modding! Trust me, those who try won’t last very long. 3) If you have any questions, ideas, or suggestions. By all means, PM me! Much is free-form, yet some is already pre-determined at certain intervals. As long as it can all mesh and make sense, it is good to go. 4) General OOC Chatter should be kept to a minimum here, reserved for the OOC Thread in the RPR naturally. 5) Obey the TOS. 6) Have fun!